Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Halloween Shaker Card!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
I haven't made a shaker card in so long and thought it would be perfect to use the High Hopes "Zig Zag Frame" and the little "Silly Spider" for a fun look.
I started by stamping my image, colouring it with my Copic markers and then using my Brother Cut N Scan, cut out around the image. I then cut out the inside along the border line with my craft knife to create a window. I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the image to create a window and then added foam tape. Next I added some sequins and some really cute tiny beads that my friend gave me! They are just so sweet! To create the "box" for the shaker, I then added a piece of paper to the back and voilá, I had a shaker! Using some Doodlebug paper from my stash (it's old and discontinued), I designed my card layout. Then all I had to do was attach the Shaker to the card! I added a fussy cut "Silly Spider" to the front with some twine so he can move around as you shake the card. Some Stickles and enamel dots finished everything off.
Here you can see the dimension on my card. I actually used 2 layers of foam tape so that the shaker elements had lots of room to move.
See those tiny beads....aren't they adorable!
Copics Used:
Pumpkin: YR15, YT16, YR18/ YG61, YG67/ Y15, FY1
Spider: T4, T7, T9/ BV08, FV2
Stars & Moon: Y15, FY1/ Y35, Y38
Frame Border: T7, T9, BV08, FV2, FYG2

Don't forget to visit the High Hopes Blog for some Halloween inspiration all month long!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

RAOK Cards!

Happy Day!!
I want to share with you today a group of 21 little cards (2.5 x 3.5") that I created to be used as a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK). We live in such an awesome community and I wanted to surprise and hopefully bring a smile to someone's face. I've been working on this project for a little while now. I find I would work away at it in-between other projects but last week went full out and finished them all! Now to just randomly leave them places for someone to find!
I love the fun and cute images that I used and paper from my stash! Each card has some sort of embellishment. It could be enamel dots, Stickles or a bow.
This set is made from the Gerda Steiner Designs "Turtley Great" stamp set.
I love the sentiments that are included with the set!
These cuties are from Craftin Desert Divas. Unfortunately when I went to link the images she has closed her shop.
Super cute sentiments to go with the images!
Love these birds from Your Next Stamp called "Spring Birds"
On these cuties I made ink blend cloud backgrounds!
This set of stamps is from Simple Stories and is called "Happy Kids".
The stamp set doesn't have sentiment with it so I looked through my stash and used the ones shown.
I made all my little envelopes using the We R Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board".
I put a little note I printed from my computer on the inside that says "lease enjoy this random act of kindness. Pay it forward with a RAOK of your own". On the back of the card instead of using my personalized stamp, I made a sticker that says "Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford to give". After all I don't want anyone to know who the card is from.
Each envelope is sealed with a sticker I made that just says "Random Act of Kindness". Now I must tell you both the stickers are not my design but something I found online, downloaded the image and then printed it on some sticker paper that I had.

Thanks for stopping by and remember "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it"!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Boo Crew!

Happy Halloween HH Fans!
September brings Halloween themed cards to inspire you over on the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page! I love creating Halloween cards, the images are just so cute and the papers so fun! Today I am using the High Hopes "Boo Crew Border". I am in love with this stamp, it's adorable don't you think?!!!
I love these papers from the Doodlebug Pumpkin Party 6x6 collection! I coloured my image to match the papers and then using my Brother Cut N Scan cut out the stamped image. I added some black trees from a die I have and added some Doodlebug Spider Stickers to it. Some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen and enamel dots finish off my card. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Ink in Black Soot!
The sentiment is called "Boo Crew" and matches the adorable stamp perfectly!

Copics Used:
YR15. YR16, YR18
FV2, BV08, BV29
YG23, YG25, YG17
C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, C7, C8
E00, E21, E11, R01, R20

Don't forget to visit the High Hopes Blog for some Halloween inspiration all month long!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Peeking Froggy!

The High Hopes Design Team is inspiring you with Halloween themed cards for the month of September! I decided to use "Peeking Froggy" today to follow along with the theme!
I had a bit of fun with this card as I made a detachable bookmark. I thought it would be fun to have a Halloween bookmark to use in October while reading to mark your spot. I'm using papers from the Doodlebug Pumpkin Party 6x6 collection. I added some Crystal Stickles on the stars and moon. The High Hopes "Trick or Treat Script" sentiment was perfect for my card.
Here you can see when you take the bookmark off, there is an image of "Peeking Froggy" behind so that the card still looks complete.
I stamped the "bookmark" images close to each other so they matched when folded. This way it doesn't matter which way you use the bookmark you still get to see the adorable image.
I also added some paper on the inside of the bookmark. I was going to put the magnets under the paper so they weren't visible but I got carried away with gluing paper and forgot LOL.
Copics Used:
BV08, BV29, FV2
YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17
YR16, YR18
Y15, FY1
T4, T7
B0000, B000, B01

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the High Hopes Blog for some Halloween inspiration all month long!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Harvest Time!

Howdy HH Peeps!
Over on the High Hopes Blog it's all about Fall! When I hear Fall, I think of a Fall Harvest, a time of fresh veggies and hay. I know Farmers harvest during the summer too, but there is something about seeing the fields come alive with workers that lets you know Fall is here. "Farmer Clem" from High Hopes is ready to get to work in his gardens and bring the bounty of Fall to you!

After stamping "Farmer Clem" onto Copic Friendly paper, I coloured him up with my Copic Sketch Markers. I fussy cut him out using my Brother Cut N Scan. Next I created the background using papers from the Doodlebug "Happy Harvest" 6x6 collection. I created the word "Fall" using Alphabet Dies and some adhesive foam. The card size is 6 x 5.5", a bit different but worked for my card LOL. I tucked "Farmer Clem" behind the last L, added some burlap ribbon and a bow and my card was one.
Here you can see the dimension to the word "Fall". I cut 2 adhesive foam letters and 1 letter from designer paper. Then I glued them all together to get the nice thick letters. Even "Farmer Clem" is popped up with some foam squares.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Boots: C4, C5, C7, C9
Outfit: YG61, YG63, YG67 / YR15, YR16, YR18 / R35, R37, R39
Hat: E31, E33, E34, E35
Pitch Fork: E23, E25, E27, silver Wink of Stella

Have you joined the High Hopes Facebook page yet? You'll find lots of inspiration posted there daily!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Flowers For You!

Happy Saturday!
It's my turn to do a Saturday Post over on the Digi Doodle Facebook Group. I decided to use the Digi Doodle Studios digital image called "Keira and Her Puppy" for my card today. I love this adorable image and that would be my fur baby Stella, peeking out from behind my legs Lol. Stella would be barking though (Ha Ha).
To start, I downloaded the digital image and resized it to my liking. Then I printed it off on some Copic friendly paper and coloured "Keira" with my Copic Sketch Markers. I fussy cut out the digital image using my Brother Cut N Scan and popped it up with foam tape for added dimension. 
My paper choices are from the Echo Park "I Heart Crafting" 6x6 collection. I added Black Stickles to all the flower centres and the polka dots on her dress and bow. A bit of twine and a bow finished off my design.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E20, R89
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Flowers: Y35, Y38, black Stickle centers
Vase & sprigs: BG15, BG18, BG34
Dog: T0, T1, T4, T6, T7
Shoes: T4, T6, T7, T9

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Let's Play in the Leaves!

Hi HH Fans!
Have you visited the High Hopes Blog yet for some Fall themed inspiration? The Design team is creating Fall themed cards for August and my card follows along with the theme! This is the cute High Hopes image called "Fall Joy".

I coloured the "Fall Joy" image with my Copic Sketch Markers and then cut it out with the Gina Marie Loopy Oval dies. I decided to ink all the edges of my papers from the  Doodlebug "Fall Friends" collection with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for a bit of added dimension. Some YNS Matte Gumdrops finish off my card.
On the decorated inside I am using the High Hopes "Smiling" sentiment.
Copics Used:
Raccoon: C1, C3, C5, C7, C8
Tree: E23, E25, E27
Leaves: R22, R24, Y08, Y38, YR04, YR09, R01, YG61
Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67
Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B01

Have you joined the High Hopes Facebook page yet? You'll find lots of inspiration posted there daily!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Too Cute!

Hello HH Fans!
August brings Fall themed designs over on the High Hopes Blog. To fit with the theme today I am sharing with you the adorable "Angel Bear Scarecrow". I think the expression on his face says....."How did I wind up here?" but he's got his friends the crows and turkey to keep him company!
Today I am  using paper from the Sunny Studios "Colorful Autumn" 6x6 collection. I am in love with the rich Fall colours in this paper pad! I stamped the High Hopes "Angel Bear Scarecrow" onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it to match my papers with my Copic Sketch Markers. I fussy cut the image with my Brother Cut N Scan and made a layer to match to put behind him. I also cut the leaf border from the paper pad with my machine to use as a border. Some twine, bow and a leaf embellishment finish off my design.
Copics Used:
Bear: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit: R37, R59, R89/ BG05, BG07, BG09
Hat: E31, E33, E34
Pumpkin: YR15, YR16, YR18
Crows: C4, C5, C7
Turkey: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R22, R24, YR02, YR04
Wings: BG000, BG00, BG01
Other: YG17, YG23, Y23, Y26, Y35, Y38

Have you joined the High Hopes Facebook page yet? You'll find lots of inspiration posted there daily!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Little Love Birds!

Hello Digi Doodle Fans!
I'm popping in today to share with you these adorable digital stamps from Digi Doodle Studios called "Little Love Birds". Aren't they just the cutest pair ever? What I like about them is that you could use them for many different card themes. Think "Miss You", "Hello", "Anniversary", "Love", the possibilities are endless!
I decided to colour these cuties in a bold fun colour. The Doodlebug "French Kiss" 6x6 collection was my inspiration, and I coloured them to match the papers. After I downloaded the digital image, re sized it and printed it off on my printer, I coloured "Little Love Birds" with my Copic Sketch Markers. I cut out the image with a Stitched Tag die and popped it up with foam tape onto my layered design. A bit of Crystal Stickles on the heart leaves finished off my card.
In the top corner I added this sentiment from the Digi Doodle digital "Love N' Hugs" sentiment collection, using a circle die.
Copics Used:
B21, B26, B28, B29
RV17, RV19
YR04, YR09
BG53, BG57
E43, E44, E47

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!